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18 August – Cuba Mall – other things going on!

18 August 2012 1 comment

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Continued from: 18 August – Aotearoa Not For Sale, Cuba Mall Gig

As well as the Aotearoa Not For Sale event, two other protests were occurring simultaneously in the Mall.

The first, by United Community Action Newtown (UCAN), were protesting at budget cutbacks to the Newtown Union Health Centre by the CCDHB.

UCAN organisor, Katie, and others from their group, handed out leaflets to passers-by, publicising cutbacks to their community health service,

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Placards, publicising National’s cuts to community primary health services,

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Another UCAN activist, with Matt the rapper,

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And more placards, highlighting the desperation of a community to retain their health services,

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Meanwhile, nearby, a group from  Falun Gong  were protesting at the Chinese regime’s persecution of members from their movement,

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It was indeed a day of action for people in the community.

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Al Capone lives again?

16 March 2012 6 comments

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"Hey, mack. Ya gots somethin' I want."

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There’s a old cliche in gangster movies that goes something like this,

Hey, Luigi, I gots an offer ya cain’t refuse!”

[cue machine guns being locked & loaded]

Ya dirty rat-

[rata-tata-tata-tata…]

It seems that our Chinese cuzzies have been watching a few too many gangster movies,

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Mr Cheng Li, the “political counsellor” at the Chinese Embassy in Wellington, has threatened warned ‘suggested’ that Chinese investment in NZ may be at risk if the Shanghai Pengxin deal to buy the 16 Crafar farms is not permitted to proceed.

Someone should tell Mr Li that,

  1. We are not a canton of China nor an occupied state like Tibet,
  2. New Zealanders don’t take kindly to being “leaned on”. We didn’t like it in 1984 and ’85  when  our American cuzzies   tried to pressure the Lange Government to abandon our nuclear-free policy – and we certainly don’t like it when someone  “heavys” us to make a deal we don’t want.
  3. This does not enamour New Zealanders to welcome overseas investment in our country.

It’s interesting that the OIO (Overseas Investment Office) stated that Shanghai Pengxin is a good corporate citizen. That may  certainly be, and the owners of that company are probably  Honourable Men.

The same, unfortunately cannot be said of the Chinese Government. “Monstering” us to sell, is simply  not a good look.

Go back to spying on Tibetan activists and Falun Gong members, Mr Li.

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